1. HAWK's Avatar
    So I've actually been using and upgraded to a HTC one m8 over a week ago. But now the sims back in my 5S for a few reasons:

    The first one is that I don't think android has quite caught up with iOS as far as smoothness is concerned. I still get chunky scrolling and hitches that I never really got on iOS.

    I also kinda realized that my fear of Apple lock in maybe wasn't well founded. Because even if I got to android to try and diversify my ecosystems and lock in, I'm still getting locked in by Google. So really, perhaps lock in is unavoidable and you just go with whoever you feel more comfortable being the warden.

    So, I wasted a att next upgrade on the M8 and can't get anything new until I pay off the m8s 660 dollar price tag so I guess I'll use the 5S until the 6S comes out next year. Or maybe I'll find extra money to pay off the phone and get a 6.

    Is the 5S a good phone for another year?
    5s is an awesome phone. I gave my 6 to my wife and went back to the 5s again.
    10-15-2014 09:18 PM
  2. RavenSword's Avatar
    5s is an awesome phone. I gave my 6 to my wife and went back to the 5s again.
    I just feel stupid making the payments on thw M8 and then I don't use it
    10-15-2014 09:46 PM
  3. annaharris's Avatar
    Now, I am looking to buy a new iPhone 6, previously I had iPhone 4S, which I loved so much. I can't even think about using any other OS. iOS is the best.
    10-16-2014 07:41 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    I just feel stupid making the payments on thw M8 and then I don't use it
    You're not the only one feeling that way (about you that is).
    10-16-2014 07:53 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    You're not the only one feeling that way (about you that is).
    Um, OK?
    10-16-2014 09:09 AM
  6. falconeight's Avatar
    My entire home tech and tv revolves around apple products. Another OS could release products three times as good as apple and I still wouldn't leave. iMessage with family, apple tv, apps, photo sharing, iCloud, find my phone, music, movies, etc. Apple has built an eco system that is untouchable.
    10-16-2014 10:04 AM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I think that's what all the big names are trying to do to keep people "loyal".
    I am pretty entrenched in the Apple ecosystem as well, but always keep an open mind about new tech. You never know when something will suck you down a different path.
    10-16-2014 10:06 AM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Same here, deep into the Apple system, but keep my eye's open.
    10-16-2014 10:29 AM
  9. RavenSword's Avatar
    Basically right now I'm at the point where I want to go back to the 5S, but don't know what to do with the m8 now. Obviously I'm gonna have to pay it off, but I feel bad spending that money. I suppose I could always sell the m8 when it's paid off and I'm pretty sure the 5S will last another year or so, no?
    10-16-2014 10:43 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    Heres what you should do. Sell your piece of crap that no one here suggested in any of your countless threads. Go to Verizon and port your number and buy whatever you want. Then give att the finger.
    10-16-2014 11:02 AM
  11. iDivergent's Avatar
    Basically right now I'm at the point where I want to go back to the 5S, but don't know what to do with the m8 now. Obviously I'm gonna have to pay it off, but I feel bad spending that money. I suppose I could always sell the m8 when it's paid off and I'm pretty sure the 5S will last another year or so, no?
    Damn you really have countless threads xD
    10-16-2014 11:17 AM
  12. RavenSword's Avatar
    Heres what you should do. Sell your piece of crap that no one here suggested in any of your countless threads. Go to Verizon and port your number and buy whatever you want. Then give att the finger.
    Well it's not a piece of crap. It's actualy a very nice phone with a meh camera. my issue was mainly I didn't like android as much as I thought
    10-16-2014 04:51 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Well it's not a piece of crap. It's actualy a very nice phone with a meh camera. my issue was mainly I didn't like android as much as I thought
    Well at least now you know
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    10-16-2014 04:55 PM
  14. falconeight's Avatar
    I think that's what all the big names are trying to do to keep people "loyal".
    I am pretty entrenched in the Apple ecosystem as well, but always keep an open mind about new tech. You never know when something will suck you down a different path.
    Whenever I try to replace one device, it never works. I tried a Microsoft Surface and just because I didn't get iMessage on it and all the other little connectivity problems I had to return it. Im not saying that others don't have an ecosystem. Im just saying apple's is pretty much complete.
    10-16-2014 05:08 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Whenever I try to replace one device, it never works. I tried a Microsoft Surface and just because I didn't get iMessage on it and all the other little connectivity problems I had to return it. Im not saying that others don't have an ecosystem. Im just saying apple's is pretty much complete.
    The one thing there lacking is a streaming box that's stays competitive with the others. I'm sorry, but AirPlay does not make up for the fact that the Apple TV right now is probably the worst box as far as features, content, and functionality goes. I have a rocky 3 and I never seem to use the Apple TV anymore.

    And my only bummer I have now is that I'm not sure how the 5S will hold up for me over the next year.
    10-16-2014 08:12 PM
  16. acerace113's Avatar
    The one thing there lacking is a streaming box that's stays competitive with the others. I'm sorry, but AirPlay does not make up for the fact that the Apple TV right now is probably the worst box as far as features, content, and functionality goes. I have a rocky 3 and I never seem to use the Apple TV anymore.

    And my only bummer I have now is that I'm not sure how the 5S will hold up for me over the next year.


    The 5S will hold up fine for another year
    10-16-2014 08:17 PM
  17. HAWK's Avatar
    The one thing there lacking is a streaming box that's stays competitive with the others. I'm sorry, but AirPlay does not make up for the fact that the Apple TV right now is probably the worst box as far as features, content, and functionality goes. I have a rocky 3 and I never seem to use the Apple TV anymore.

    And my only bummer I have now is that I'm not sure how the 5S will hold up for me over the next year.
    Your 5s I bet will last you another two years if you take care of it. My 5s runs flawless! Mind you I wouldn't update it to iOS 9 when that comes because two gens behind normally causes some issues. Sometimes not always
    10-16-2014 08:21 PM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    Your 5s I bet will last you another two years if you take care of it. My 5s runs flawless! Mind you I wouldn't update it to iOS 9 when that comes because two gens behind normally causes some issues. Sometimes not always
    By the time iOS 9 hits I assume I'll be getting a 6S or whatever.

    My other thing with wanting to go back to iOS was that I do plan on getting a laptop somete soon, and the continuity feature sounds killer and I wouldn't get to do that on a android phone
    10-16-2014 09:44 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The one thing there lacking is a streaming box that's stays competitive with the others. I'm sorry, but AirPlay does not make up for the fact that the Apple TV right now is probably the worst box as far as features, content, and functionality
    Because you don't know where to find stuff on the Internet to AirPlay.
    10-17-2014 01:22 AM
  20. cardfan's Avatar
    Apples best iPhone ever released and you wound up with an old bloatware android phone you don't like. That's still pretty funny.
    10-18-2014 01:30 PM
  21. jmr1015's Avatar
    Will your iPhone 5S last another year? If you treat it well, yes.

    My iPhone 4 lasted me about 3 solid years, from release in 2010, until October 2013 when I finally upgraded to the iPhone 5S. It was shelved for a couple months in 2013 while I experimented with a Nexus 4 on Straight Talk. I sold that iPhone in perfect working order, running iOS 7, to my friend's wife. It is now October 2014. It is still her everyday phone. Everything works as it should. It still holds a charge all day on the original battery, now 4 years old.

    So yes, if you take care of your 5S, it should breeze through another 12 months.
    10-18-2014 02:41 PM
  22. RavenSword's Avatar
    Apples best iPhone ever released and you wound up with an old bloatware android phone you don't like. That's still pretty funny.
    Not really old, it came out in March dude
    jmr1015 likes this.
    10-19-2014 12:55 PM
  23. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm thinking of just paying off the m8 as soon as I can and getting the 6, but that IS 660 dollars. Even if I then sell it and the 5S afterwards, I think if only be able to get about 480 or 500 all together on gazelle. That means I'm then down 160 bucks.
    10-19-2014 12:58 PM
  24. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I'm thinking of just paying off the m8 as soon as I can and getting the 6, but that IS 660 dollars. Even if I then sell it and the 5S afterwards, I think if only be able to get about 480 or 500 all together on gazelle. That means I'm then down 160 bucks.
    Hmmm why sell on gazelle? I'm positive on eBay or swappa you could get $300 for your M8 alone.

    Sent from my HTC M8
    10-19-2014 01:02 PM
  25. iEd's Avatar
    I'm thinking of just paying off the m8 as soon as I can and getting the 6, but that IS 660 dollars. Even if I then sell it and the 5S afterwards, I think if only be able to get about 480 or 500 all together on gazelle. That means I'm then down 160 bucks.
    Decisions. Decisions.
    10-19-2014 01:03 PM
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